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News in Brief 31 March 2023

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News in Brief 16 January 2023

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Hollywood helps highlight Europe’s 20th Century refugee crisis

In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers.

But thanks to the former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, - a delegate to the first ever UN General Assembly session in 1946 - that was the year they took part in what was arguably the most star-studded show ever produced by UN Radio.

“Life Begins At Ten”, tells the story of the last great European refugee crisis - before today’s era of epic life-and-death struggles on the part of refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean.